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#94 Anthony McFarland
Position: Nose Guard
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 290 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Winnsboro, La.
High School: Winnsboro HS
Anthony McFarland Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/12/2010

1998 First-Team All-American (AP, Football News)
1998 First-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, AP, Football News)
1996 Second-Team All-SEC (SEC Coaches, AP)
1996 Peach Bowl SEC Defensive MVP
1995 Knoxville News-Sentinel Freshman All-SEC Team
1995 SEC Freshman Co-Defensive Player of the Year

CAREER
One of the nation's most outstanding and colorful linemen, Anthony McFarland earned first team All-America honors from the Associated Press and The Football News in 1998 ... Was a four-year starter for LSU and defensive co-captain his senior year ... Finished at No. 6 in LSU history in quarterback sacks with 17 ... Was first-team All-SEC his senior season ... Was second-team All-SEC as a sophomore and the Defensive MVP in the 1996 Peach Bowl ... The SEC Freshman Co-Defensive Player of the Year in 1995 ... McFarland became a fan favorite because of his two-way play during his freshman season ... Missed 1996 season opener with broken foot, but went on to have an exceptional season ... Moved to the top of the depth chart during 1995 fall drills and never relinquished that role ... Played fullback in short yardage situations in 1995 and caught a TD pass vs. Florida ... Did not have a redshirt season ... Played in 1999 Senior Bowl ... Nickname is "Booger."

SENIOR SEASON (1998)
All-American lineman who started all 11 games at noseguard for the Tigers ... Defensive co-captain ... Tied for the team lead in QB sacks with eight ... Finished fifth on the team in tackles with 61, including a team-high 18 behind the line of scrimmage ... Had four tackles against Notre Dame, including one tackle for loss (-3 yards) ... Had nine tackles against Alabama, including three tackles for loss (-19 yards) ... Also had two QB sacks against the Tide ... Had seven tackles against Ole Miss ... Had four tackles against Mississippi State ... Had two tackles against Kentucky ... Had two tackles against Florida, including two tackles for loss (-3 yards) ... Also forced a fumble against the Gators ... Had eight tackles against Georgia, including four tackles for loss (-24 yards) ... and two quarterback sacks (-19 yards) ... Had six tackles against Idaho, including one tackle for loss (-3 yards) ... Started against Auburn and led the team with seven tackles ... Had one quarterback sack against Auburn (-11 yards) ... Started season against Arkansas State with nine tackles ... Five of his tackles were for loss (-23 yards) ... Also recorded two quarterback sacks (-12 yards) ... A defensive co-captain along with Joe Wesley.

JUNIOR SEASON (1997)
Started nine games and played in all 11 in 1997 ... Tigers' starter at right tackle in first seven games and last two ... Made 54 tackles on the year, including 10 behind the line and six QB sacks ... No. 2 on the team in QB sacks with six ... High tackle game of eight vs. Auburn ... One of his best games came at Alabama: five tackles, one QB sack, two PBUs, two QB pressures ... Seven tackles vs. Akron ... Six tackles with two stops behind the line and a QB sack at Mississippi State ... One sack each vs. Mississippi State, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky and Notre Dame.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (1996)
Named second-team All-SEC by the Associated Press and league coaches ... Named LSU's defensive MVP in the Peach Bowl ... Standout sophomore defensive lineman who recorded 63 tackles on the year ... Started every game except opener vs. Houston when he sat out with a broken bone in foot ... Possesses great quickness, a quality that allowed him to tie for the team lead in tackles behind the line with 14 ... High tackle game of 11 twice: vs. Alabama and vs. Tulane ... Seven tackles in win over Mississippi State ... Recorded six tackles in three different games: at Florida, vs. Kentucky and at Arkansas ... Also forced and recovered a fumble vs. Alabama ... Made first QB sack at Ole Miss ... Made three TFLs in win over Kentucky ... Had five tackles with two TFLs vs. New Mexico State ... Started as noseguard in Tigers' 3-3-5 alignment at Florida, making six tackles.

FRESHMAN SEASON (1995)
Named Freshman Co-Defensive Player of the Year by the Knoxville News-Sentinel ... True freshman who proved his talent early in fall drills to the extent that he earned a starting role and he started every game at right defensive tackle ... Finished season with 73 tackles, including 12 tackles behind the line and two QB sacks ... Became a crowd favorite for his double-duty at fullback in short-yardage situations ... Joined tackle Chuck Wiley and ends Gabe Northern and James Gillyard to form a defensive line that started every game in 1995 ... High-tackle game of 11 at South Carolina, a game in which he also collected three tackles behind the line, including one QB sack and a fumble recovery ... Also made 11 tackles at Alabama ... Made 10 tackles at Kentucky ... Made nine tackles in win over Rice ... Had two QB sacks on the season, one each at South Carolina and vs. North Texas ... Was named MVP of the Alabama game for LSU by the ABC commentators ... Also played fullback in some short-yardage situations ... First action in offensive backfield was during the South Carolina game to provide extra blocking ... Had LSU's only TD against Florida with a three-yard pass from Jamie Howard ... In all, McFarland played in 20 offensive plays, 627 defensive plays, and six special teams plays.

HIGH SCHOOL
First-Team Class 3A All-State in Louisiana ... Made 85 solo tacles and 164 assists, including 26 QB sacks and 39 tackles for loss ... Two-time all-district selection ... Member of New Orleans Times-Picayune Top 16 ... Member of Baton Rouge Advocate's Super Dozen ... Member of Tiger Rag's Dirty Dozen ... Coached in high school by Donnie Easterling.

PERSONAL
Full name is Anthony Darelle McFarland ... Born December 18, 1977 in Winnsboro, La.

 

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